EP University College Admission Requirements

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EP University College Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Social and Community Development Studies

Background Information

The Programme is being offered in line with the mission of the E.P. University College, to establish an institution of excellence aimed at preparing students to serve the varied needs of Ghanaian communities. The Programme offers professional training in social and community development by equipping students with the knowledge and skills relevant for interventions in development processes towards the improvement of the social and economic wellbeing of people in Ghana and the developing world in general.

Programme Philosophy
The programme draws ideas from various disciplines and includes such areas as adult education, community development, psychology, sociology, social work, social impact of technology, family and societal interactions, conflict resolution and mediation and sustainable development with community development issues at the centre stage.  It is intended to equip the student with the relevant knowledge, and practical skills needed to prepare them to play their role as Development Facilitators.

Rationale
Ghana as a developing country needs development experts and professionals to accelerate the processes and space of development. There are numerous vacancies both existing and potential in public and private development institutions that need to be filled. The development facilitators need both the academic and practical experience to enable them cope with the changing trends in the effort to develop the nation.  The law establishing the University College mandates it to blend academic work with the needs of the community in order to provide constructive interaction between the two for the total development of Ghana. The course is therefore modelled on an integrated approach where students and lecturers of the department engage communities together and in a holistic manner aimed at finding solutions to development problems in society.

Aims

The course seeks to provide students with the necessary intellectual acumen, practical skills and the technical abilities required to analyse development issues and develop the capacity to implement development programmes and projects particularly at the district and community levels.  It also aimed at producing graduates with logical and analytical skills in identifying societal problems, causes and effect of underdevelopment of African Societies as well as finding ways to transform the economy of the people of Ghana and Africa as a whole. The programme will enable students to understand accelerated and sustainable development and the various means by which Ghana can achieve accelerated and sustainable development.

Objectives

  • To equip students with knowledge and skills to understand the theories and processes of community development.
  • To train students to understand the various approaches to achieve accelerated development
  • To train students to appreciate the current environmental issues in Ghana and the West African region.
  • To equip students with practical hands-on approach to sustainable development
  • To provide students with the necessary academic and professional skills that will make the graduate marketable or capable of being self-employed

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

LEVEL 100

SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (SSSCE):
Applicants must have Aggregate 24 or better. Candidates must have Grade D or better in six subjects; three of the six subjects must be Core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies in addition to any three elective subjects at SSCE. (Grades E and F in any subject is not accepted)

WEST AFRICA SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSSCE):
Applicants must have aggregate 36 or better. Candidates must have Grade C6 or better in six subjects; three of the six subjects must be Core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies in addition to any three elective subjects at WASSCE (Grades D7 and E8 are not accepted).

GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION GCE ‘O’ AND ‘A’ LEVELS
Candidates must have five (5) credit passes (Grade 6) including English Language, Mathematics and a Science or an Arts Subject at the “O” Level AND at least three (3) passes in any subject at the GCE  Advanced level. At least one of the ‘A’ level passes must be at a grade not lower than D.

CERTIFICATE ‘A’, 3 YEAR POST SECONDARY
Certificate ‘A’ 3 Year Post Secondary Certificate holders with credit passes in Core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies.

GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (GBCE)
Applicants must have five (5) credit passes, made up of three (3) compulsory subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies) and two (2) optional subjects in the GBCE.

MATURE APPLICANTS
Mature candidates must be at least 25 years at the time of submission of application.
Must have working experience in any establishment including self-employment.
Applicants must show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth which is at least five (5) years old at the time of submission of application.
Applicants must also provide introductory letter from employer or show any other proof of employment.
Applicants will be required to write EPUC Entry Qualifying Examination in English, Mathematics, General Paper, and a Special Paper (Programme area) this examination shall be moderated by University of Cape Coast (UCC)
NB. Applicants who have Credit Passes in English and Mathematics will not write EPUC Qualifying Examination in Mathematics and English.
Access course is organized for interested mature applicants.

LEVEL 200

DIPLOMA IN BASIC EDUCATION (DBE) CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
Diploma in Basic Education applicants are to provide introductory letter from their employers or show any other proof of employment.

GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (GBCE) AND ADVANCE BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (ABCE)
Applicants must have five (5) credit passes, made up of three (3) compulsory subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies) and two (2) optional subjects in the GBCE. In addition, applicants must have three (3) passes in ABCE subjects (at least one of the passes should be Grade D or better).

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE AND HND HOLDERS
Relevant professional qualification holders (Foundation or intermediate levels of ACCA, ICA, CIMA, CIM, GAT etc.). Applicants are to provide introductory letter from their employers or show any other proof of employment.

  • Applicants with a pass in relevant HND with two years post HND qualification working experience.

LEVEL 300.

DIPLOMA HOLDERS FROM ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS
Diploma holders with distinction or first class or second class lower in Adult Education, Social Work, Integrated Development Studies, and any other relevant course from accredited Universities/Institutions.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA HOLDERS (HND)

  • HND holders, with Second Class Lower or better with two years Post HND qualification working experience.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE HOLDERS FROM ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS
Applicants who possess relevant professional certificates eg. Part II/ Level II of ICA, ACCA, CIMA, CIM or CIB etc. Applicants are to provide introductory letter from their employers or show any other proof of employment.

Foreign Students
Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission at the appropriate level.  However, applicants from Francophone and other non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of Proficiency in English. All foreign certificates shall be referred to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence.

B.Sc Business Administration (Marketing)

Programme Philosophy and Objectives:

The BSc Business Administration, Marketing option, has been designed to provide extensive practical hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge of computer based business management systems. The programme will equip the graduate with a solid grounding in modern management theory and practice.

 

It also seeks to increase self-awareness and confidence, facilitate personal growth and development. It will equip students with improve decision-making skills, to enable them manage effectively marketing activities in global environment and enhance capacity to take on new roles and responsibilities. The graduate will also be well prepared to be self-starters, as well as entrepreneurs.

The program is designed to equip students with marketing skills and knowledge to formulate marketing plans and strategies to move the organization in which they will find themselves forward.

This program seeks to develop problem solving capacity in the graduates which will enable them operate effectively in all organizations where marketing activities are carried out. They will have the appropriate skills to become consultants in the marketing and advertising sectors.

The programme fits into the nation’s manpower needs in that the graduate’s skills may be applied in industry, commerce or Information Communication Technology (ICT) application to real life situation.  The programme also provides a foundation for graduate studies in areas such as Risk Management, Marketing Management and Management Information Systems. These are some of the areas we think the nation should give priority to, to accelerate its development agenda.

The programme also fits into the mission objectives of the institution in that it has been established to educate the people in a Christian environment, we believe that after graduating, they will be able to apply their knowledge for holistic socio-economic development in this nation.  Though similar courses are offered by some of the existing universities in this country, but the content of this course is more development oriented and would therefore offer a major contribution to the educational needs of our nation.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Programme, candidates must:

Level 100

  • possess five credit passes at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics in Business/Arts subjects plus two/ three passes at ‘A’ Level excluding General Paper. Candidates with relevant GBCE and ABCE will also be considered.
  • be SSSCE/WASSCE holder with passes in six subjects; three core subjects – English, Mathematics and Social Studies/Integrated Science, plus three Elective Subjects in Business/General Arts. SSSCE: aggregate 24 or better; grade E not accepted. WASSCE: Aggregate 36 or better; grades D7 and E8 not accepted.
  • be mature candidate aged 25 years and above with at least two years relevant work experience and must have passed the    E. P. University College Placement Examinations.
  • DBS (4 passes) with credit passes in English and Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE

Level 200

  • Five Passes in Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) Pass in Higher National Diploma (HND), Part 1/ Level 1 of CIMA and CIM.

Level 300

  • Relevant HND holders with 2nd Class Lower and better or must have other relevant Diplomas from recognized Universities/Institutions or possess relevant Professional Certificate eg. Part II/ Level II of CIMA or CIM.

Foreign Students
Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission at the appropriate level.  However, applicants from Francophone and other non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of Proficiency in English. All foreign certificates shall be referred to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence.

B Sc. Integrated Development Studies

Background Information

The Programme is being offered in line with the mission of the E.P. University College, that is, to establish an institution of excellence aimed at preparing people to serve the varied needs of the Ghanaian Community. The Programme is a aimed at preparing Senior Management Personnel in the field of Planning and Land Use.

 

The Problem
It has been observed that planners and implementers of Ghana’s various developmental programmes tend to limit their perspectives to single or restricted sectors of the economy. It is yet common knowledge that the problems which our developmental programmes seek to address are rather multi-sectoral and require an integrated approach. This programme seeks to address this problem with specific focus on land, land use and the environment in Ghana’s developmental agenda.

Programme Philosophy
The programme shall equip the student with the relevant knowledge, planning skills and appropriate attitudes needed to prepare the student to learn how to play their role of environmental planners, land uses and land economy planners. The BSc Integrated Develoment Studies Programme is a combined Programme made up of various components put together from such interrelated areas as the environment, economics, law, management, planning, sociology and politics, with developmental issues as the common base of interest.

Programme Structure and Objectives
The Programme is a blend of some developmental issues relating to such areas as land and land use, environmental degradation, agribusiness, physical planning (urban and rural), and micro economics.  The programme’s focus is on the environment and human activities connected with planning, urbanization, agriculture, industry and small scale entrepreneurship in Ghana.

Students will be sent out and be attached to departments, organizations, NGOs, etc in the rural communities in the Volta region and other parts of the country and be led to identify the problems of development in the areas of concern and will be required to find possible solutions to them. The B.Sc Integrated Development Studies Programme is a basic course intended to lead to higher Programmes in Town and Country Planning, Statistics and Development, Environmental Protection and Agribusiness. Having graduated from the programme, the graduates can gain employment into the District Assemblies, work with Non-Governmental Organizations, Development Agencies, Environmental Agencies, Research Stations, etc.

Admission Requirements

Level 100:

  • SSSCE holders with aggregate 24 or better in six subjects (3 core including English and Mathematics and 3 electives). Grade E will not accepted. WASSCE holders with aggregate 36 or better in six subjects (3 core including English and Mathematics and 3 electives). Grade D7 and E8 will not be accepted.
  • Placement Examination for mature candidates: Candidates must pass all papers (Programme area, English, Mathematics, and General Paper).
  • Five ‘O’ Level credit passes plus two/three ‘A’ levels passes, one of which should be at least grade ‘D’
  • Five passes in GBCE plus three passes in ABCE
  • DBS with credit passes in English and Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE

Level 200

  • HND (below Second Class Lower)
  • Professionals, eg Stage I of ICA, ACCA, ICSA etc.
  • Certificate in Development Studies
  • Certificate in Agriculture
  • Post-Secondary Teachers’ Certificate/Diploma in Education
  • Diploma in Social Work and any other relevant area from a recognized institution

Admission Level 300:

  • HND (not below second class lower division)
  • Professional Qualifications – Level/Stage II and above
  • Diploma/National Diploma in Agriculture

Foreign Students
Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission at the appropriate level.  However, applicants from Francophone and other non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of Proficiency in English. All foreign certificates shall be referred to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence.

B.SC Business Administration (Human Resource Management And Organisation Development)

Programme Philosophy and Objectives:

The programme offers a four-year B.Sc Business Administration Degree in Human Resource Management and Organization Development. The success or otherwise of any organization depends on the effective management of its workforce and its development. The programme is thus intended to introduce students to the importance of human resource management and organization development.

 

The programme seeks to train students to become effective agents of human resource management and organization development. The programme also seeks to provide them with the knowledge, skills and abilities that will enable them to meet the challenges of their organizational environment.

It seeks to maintain better human relations in the organization by the development, application and evaluation of policies, procedures and programmes relating to human resources as well as planned organizational change processes and to optimize their contribution towards the realization of organizational objectives. The programme will also equip the students with a clear understanding of the concept of organization development and organization transformation.

It also seeks to offer the students the opportunity to identify the resources and organization development interventions employed in the operation of an organization. The products of this Programme would become effective managers and skilful agents of human resource management and organization development. The programme will also prepare students to pursue other labour-related programmes and grant them exemption from writing some professional examinations related to human resource management. For example, Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners of Ghana.

Students will be provided with the technical and practical base of modern human resource management and organization development models to enable them as managers to become aware of the need for personal growth and development of the workers and their organizations. The Programme content shall include course work, field attachment, project work and various simulation experiences.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Programme, candidates must:

Level 100

  • possess five credit passes at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics in Business/Arts subjects plus two/ three passes at ‘A’ Level excluding General Paper of one of which should be at least grade D.
  • be SSSCE/WASSCE holder with passes in six subjects; three core subjects English, Mathematics and Social Studies/Integrated Science, plus three Elective Subjects in Business/General Arts. SSSCE: aggregate 24 or better; grade E not accepted. WASSCE: Aggregate 36 or better; grades D7 and E8 not accepted.
  • be mature candidate aged 25 years and above with at least two years relevant work experience and must have passed the E. P. University College Placement Examinations.
  • Five passes in GBCE plus three passes in ABCE
  • DBS with credit passes in English and Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE

Level 200

  • Pass in Higher National Diploma (HND).
  • Diploma in Basic Education (DBE)
  • Professional Certificate/Diploma

Level 300

  • Relevant HND holders with 2nd Class Lower and better or must have other relevant Diplomas from recognized Universities/Institutions or possess relevant Professional Certificate/Diploma from recognized institution.

Foreign Students
Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission at the appropriate level.  However, applicants from Francophone and other non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of Proficiency in English. All foreign certificates shall be referred to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence.

Bachelor Of Arts Governance Studies

Background Information

The proposal to establish a Department of Governance Studies in the School of Social Sciences in the new and fledgling EP University College, Ho, is no doubt, a step in the right direction. In order to succeed in its bid to develop, Ghana requires not only strong economic, legal, social and political institutions to facilitate efficient delivery of service to the people but also a knowledgeable and active citizenry to support the governance processes through active participation. This need is evidenced by the widespread demand for courses in political studies at the universities and large attendance at public lectures and workshops organized to address issues of governance and politics.

It must be noted that the name, Governance Studies is chosen to reflect the contemporary governance issues in Ghana and emphasis by scholars in the discipline. Since the emergence of the re-democratization process in Africa in the early 80s, emphasis has steadily shifted from focus on the structure and processes of politics in the state to the empowerment of the institutions and state organs to ensure effective delivery of service to the people at minimum cost. As the cry for good governance, responsible governance, transparency and accountability spread across Africa, research, teaching and political activism must also be reflected in scholarship. Thus, the emergence of “Governance Studies” in most of the new Universities in Ghana and across Africa.

Governance Studies, however does not ignore the traditional fields of the Political Science discipline. On the contrary, it embraces all of the traditional sub-fields of political science in addition to new courses that would reflect the new emphasis on the effective delivery of service at minimum cost which also strengthens the legitimacy of the political system and the endurance of regimes.

Rationale
The rapid political, economic and social changes taking place in Ghana, Africa and throughout the international system establish an urgent need for clearer understanding of political concepts and issues of governance among a knowledgeable and active citizenry. As noted above, this realization is evidenced by the widespread interest in politics and governance issues in contemporary Ghana and Africa. The new Department of Governance Studies will provide a welcome opportunity for those seeking to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for productive participation in the governance processes of Ghana and the international system

Goals
The Department of Governance Studies will advance the human resource capacity needs of Ghana as well as the needs of international organizations to which the nation belongs. This will be achieved by inculcating in its products, the requisite world class academic and professional competence.

Objectives
The teaching and research programme of the Department of Governance Studies seeks to:

  1. imbue students with the capacity for understanding and engaging in critical thinking on governance issues through the mounting of relevant courses;
  2. provide complementary courses for students in other disciplines of the University so as to acquaint them with the requisite knowledge of governance and politics;
  3. prepare students to fit into the demands of both the Ghanaian and the international market as teachers, journalists, administrators, economic, political and social leaders;
  4. lead through its academic staff, in the production of research publications including text-books for the advancement of knowledge in governance and politics;
  5. offer opportunities for study and the advancement of knowledge on governance and political issues through public lectures, seminars and workshops to non-University people especially those within the catchment area of the University.

Admission Requirements
Admission requirements for the various categories of applicants are as follows:

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Holders
  2. Passes in Core English, Core Mathematics, and Integrated Science or Core Social Studies (Grade D/C6 or better) plus Passes in any 3 elective subjects. at the SSSCE/WASSCE; with a total aggregate of 24 or better in SSSCE and 36 or better in WASSCE

However, in competitive selections, preference would be given to candidates who offered and passed English Literature, Government or History, Economics, Geography, Christian Religious Studies and, or any additional European language especially French with grades adjudged to be at Credit levels.

  1. General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ and ‘A’ level: Candidates must have five (5) credits passes (Grade 6) including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students and Arts subject (for Science students) at the GCE ‘O’ level and at least three (3) passes at the GCE Advanced level in relevant subjects. One of the ‘A’ level passes must be at a grade not lower than Grade D.
  2. General Business Certificate Examination/Advance Business Certificate Examination.

Five credit passes in GBCE including English language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus three passes in ABCE subjects. One of the ABCE passes must be at a grade not lower than Grade D.

  1. Mature Students
  2. Applicants must be 25 years old, and show a proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth, which is at least five (5) years old at the time of application.
  3. They must pass EPUC Entrance Examination in the following papers: General Paper, English and or Mathematics and a special paper that is in the area of Governance Studies.
  4. Successful candidates may be required to pass a selection interview in addition.
  5. Diploma Graduates: 
  6. Applicants with Diploma from recognized institutions shall be admitted to level 200
  7. Applicants with Higher National Diploma (HND) shall be admitted to level 200
  8. Applicants with Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) and Cert A three year Post Secondary shall also be admitted to level 200
  9. Applicants may be required to pass a selection interview
  10. Successful candidates will complete the programme in three (3) years.

Foreign Students
Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission at the appropriate level.  However, applicants from Francophone and other non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of Proficiency in English. All foreign certificates shall be referred to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence.

(f) Target Groups

  1. SHS graduates
  2. Pupil Teachers who are SHS graduates
  3. Diploma in Basic Education
  4. HND holders who have the desire to be leaders
  5. First Degree graduates who are interested in Governance
  6. Members of District/Municipal/Metropolitan Assembly or held office as a Constituency Officer or higher, in any political party.
  7. Members of Parliament, Chief Executives, Ministers, Paramount Chiefs, members of the Council of State etc.

B.SC Business Administration (Credit   Management And Finance)

Programme Philosophy and Objectives:

Credit plays a vital role in socio –economic development of every nation. Most enterprises in Ghana are inhibited by the fact that the institutions and people in positions to offer credit facilities are reluctant to offer such facilities for fear that when granted, the recoupment of such credits will be in danger.  At the same time, the recipients of such credit facilities are incapable of managing the credits facilities properly for lack of knowledge, skills and the right attitude.

 

This Programme is intended to prepare Management Personnel of Organisations involved in providing Credit in the form funds, goods, services and facilities to customers and other stakeholders. The programme will assist students to identify the various categories of credits, the conditions attached to them, and the risks connected with their management and repayment. Attention will be given to core areas of study that will enable the student to be equipped to deal comprehensively with the issues of credit management. These core areas include;

  • Management ( 7 courses)
  • Accounting ( 5 courses)
  • Finance ( 5 courses)
  • Law ( 4 courses)
  • Statistics ( 4 courses)
  • Information Technology ( 4 courses)

The courses in these specialized areas will be preceded by various common courses that will lay the foundation for the programme. There are different career options open to students who enroll in the programme. These include positions for Credit Administrators or Credit Controllers, Credit Supervisors/Team Leaders, Assistant Credit Managers and Credit Managers in Banks, Credit Unions, Mortgage Companies, Finance Companies, and Savings and Loan Associations.

There is also a wide variety of job roles for graduates in Credit Management and Finance. These include:

  • Credit Risk Analyst,
  • Credit Underwriter,
  • Export Credit Controller,
  • Debt Recovery Manager,
  • Litigation Specialist,
  • Accounts Receivable Manager,
  • Financial Statement Analyst,
  • Tax Manager,
  • International Banking Manager,
  • Insurance Manager,
  • Treasurer/Financial Controller,
  • Finance Officer.

The programme will also prepare students to pursue other Credit Management and Finance related programmes and grant them exemption from writing some professional examinations. For example, Institute of Credit Management UK.
Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Programme, candidates must:

Level 100

  • possess five credit passes at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics in Business/Arts subjects plus two/ three passes at ‘A’ Level excluding General. Candidates with relevant GBCE and ABCE will also be considered.
  • be SSSCE/WASSCE holder with passes in six subjects; three core subjects – English, Mathematics and Social Studies/Integrated Science, plus      three Elective Subjects in Business/General Arts. SSSCE: aggregate 24 or better; grade E not accepted. WASSCE: Aggregate 36 or better; grades D7 and E8 not accepted.
  • be mature candidate aged 25 years and above with at least two years relevant work  experience in such areas as Banking and Non-Banking Financial Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Financial Sections of other organizations, and must have passed the E. P. University College Placement Examinations.
  • The placement examinations comprise of General Paper (compulsory), Program-related Paper, English Language, and Mathematics. Candidates must pass all papers to qualify for admission. The placement examination will be moderated by the mentor university (UCC).
  • DBS with credit passes in English and Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE

Level 200

  • Pass in Higher National Diploma (HND), Part 1/ Level 1 of ICA, ACCA, CIMA and CIB.
  • Diploma in Basic Education (DBE)
  • Professional Certificate/Diploma

Level 300

  • Relevant HND holders with 2nd Class Lower and better or must have other relevant Diplomas from recognized Universities/Institutions or possess relevant Professional Certificate eg. Part II/ Level II of ICA, ACCA, CIMA or CIB.

Foreign Students
Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission at the appropriate level.  However, applicants from Francophone and other non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of Proficiency in English. All foreign certificates shall be referred to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence.

BA Corporate Secretaryship And Management

Programme Philosophy and Objectives:

The programme offers a four-year BA Degree in Corporate Secretaryship and Management. Navigating the complex terrain of modern corporate organizations demands the services of the corporate secretary who is responsible for ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists for effective functioning of a corporate entity. The practice of corporate secretaryship extends to strategic and functional contexts, advising Board, leading teams in secretarial best practices, ensuring compliance with law and regulation, and establishing efficient internal communication of Board decisions and external reporting.

The Corporate Secretaryshipand Management Programme will prepare students to become secretaries of Companies listed on the stock exchanges, companies run by councils, boards or other corporate organizations, other multi nationals and non-profit organizations.

Emphasizes shall be laid on the development of practical language skills especially in French and English, taking into account the geopolitical position of Ghana in West African Sub-region. Pertinent advantage will be taken of the development of Information Technology Skills as a tool in the hands of the modern Secretary.

The prograrmme is also aimed at inviting Senior Managers and Company Secretaries from places in order to interact with the University College students and encourage the exchange of ideas between the academic and the business communities in Ghana.

The programme will also prepare students to pursue other related courses which will lead to exempting them from writing some professional examinations related to corporate secretaryship and management. For example, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

At the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand the scope, role and functions of corporate secretaryship and management and apply them within the employing or client organisation;
  • Understand the law and the best practice in meetings, apply them in the  secretaryship function, and ensure corporate compliance;
  • Ensure effective communication and dissemination of information to and from the Board, both internally and externally, for the optimum benefit of the             organisation and its needs;
  • Be aware of the ongoing responsibilities of the Secretary as an independent professional practitioner within the organisation, and be responsible for continuing personnel development within the orgnisation in which he or she may be employed;
  • Be aware of, and be responsible for, continuing self-development in corporate secretaryship as a professional practitioner;
  • Provide bi-lingual secretaryship services.

Admission Requirements
To qualify for the Programme, candidates must:
Level 100

  • possess five credit passes at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics in Business/Arts subjects plus two/ three passes at ‘A’ Level excluding General Paper of which one should be at least grade D.
  • be SSSCE/WASSCE holder with passes in six subjects; three core subjects – English, Mathematics and Social Studies/Integrated Science, plus      three Elective Subjects in Business/General Arts. SSSCE: aggregate 24 or better; grade E will not be accepted. WASSCE:     Aggregate 36 or better; grades D7 and E8 not accepted.
  • be mature candidate aged 25 years and above with at least two years relevant work experience and must have passed the E. P. University College Placement Examinations.
  • Five passes in GBCE plus three passes in ABCE
  • DBS with credit passes in English and Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE

Level 200

  • Pass in Higher National Diploma (HND).
  • Diploma in Basic Education
  • Professional Certificate/Diploma
  • Be Stenographer Secretaries Grade 2 or higher with passes in English and Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE or credit passes in English and Mathematics

Level 300

  • Relevant HND holders with 2nd Class Lower and better or must have other relevant Diplomas from recognized Universities/Institutions or possess relevant Professional Certificate eg. ICSA.

Foreign Students
Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission at the appropriate level.  However, applicants from Francophone and other non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of Proficiency in English. All foreign certificates shall be referred to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence.

BA (Hons) Pastoral Ministry and Church Management

1.    SSSCE/WASSCE/HSCE Applicants

  • Must have three (3) passes in the following core subjects: English, Mathematics, AND Integrated Science/Core Science/Social Studies/Agricultural Science/Life Skills/Ewe/Akan

PLUS

  • Three (3) Elective subjects under Science/General Agriculture/ General Arts/ Business/ Visual Arts Options.
  • The Cumulative Aggregate of the six (6) subjects must be 24 or better.

2.   GCE ‘A’ Level Applicants

  • GCE ‘O’ Level credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics

PLUS

  • At least two (2) ‘A’ level passes under Science/Agricultural Science/Arts/Business/Fine Art Options.
  • At least one of the ‘A’ Level passes must not be at a grade below D.

3.    Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’/Post Secondary Teachers’ Certificate Holders

(i)    At least three (3) years post qualification working experience (Evidence of experience must be attached to application).  PLUS
(ii)    Six (6) SSSCE/WASSCE Passes including Three (3) Core subjects (English, Mathematics, AND (Ewe/Akan/Integrated Science/Core Science/Agricultural Science/Social Studies/Life Skills) PLUS three (3) electives under Science/General Agriculture/Business/General Arts/Visual Arts Option

OR

(iii)   Five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language and Mathematics.

4.    Mature Applicants

(i)   Must be at least 25 years and above.
(ii)   Must have at least three (3) years’ relevant and proven working experience.
(iii)  Must pass a qualifying examination (E.P. University Placement Examination) in General Paper, and a Special Paper covering questions in Religion and Society.

NOTE:

(a)  Every applicant must attach certified copy of his/her Birth Certificate and evidence of relevant working experience.
(b)  Applicants who do not have GCE ‘O’ Level Credit Passes or SSSCE/WASSCE Passes in English Language/English and Mathematics will write a paper in the appropriate subject(s).

5.     Foreign Students
Foreign students may be considered for admission if they hold qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above.  However, they must show evidence of Proficiency in English, i.e. attach this evidence to the applications.

B.Sc. Agribusiness

Programme Philosophy and Objectives:

The joint 4-year degree programme is structured such that the general agriculture courses constitute about 40% of the total programme while the remaining 60% comprise of Business courses.  The programme seeks to:

 

  • meet the need for adaptive, adaptable graduates with the ability to manage change in agribusinesses
  • empower students from a variety of educational backgrounds to fulfill their academic potential
  • develop students’ personal and interpersonal transferable skills in agribusiness
  • provide students with opportunities for continuing intellectual development
  • provide an academic basis for further study of business and management at graduate level and/or graduate training.

Prospects after graduation include agricultural/food processing and operations analysis, farm management, agro-forestry, research, agricultural loans office, agribusiness corporate sales representation, extension, project management, entrepreneurship, provision of services amongst others.
Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Programme, candidates must:

Level 100

  • possess five credit passes at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics in Business/Arts subjects plus two/ three passes at ‘A’ Level excluding General. Candidates with relevant GBCE and ABCE will also be considered.
  • be SSSCE/WASSCE holder with passes in six subjects; three core subjects -English, Mathematics and Social Studies/Integrated Science, plus      three ElectiveSubjects in Business/General Arts. SSSCE: aggregate 24 or better; grade E not accepted. WASSCE: Aggregate 36 or better; grades D7 and E8 not accepted.
  • be mature candidate aged 25 years and above with at least two years relevant work experience and must have passed the E. P. University College Placement Examinations.
  • DBS (4 passes) with credit passes in English and Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE

Level200

  • Five Passes in Diploma in Business Studies (DBS), Pass in Higher National Diploma (HND).
  • Certificate in Agriculture
  • Post-Secondary Teachers’ Certificate/Diploma in Education

Level 300

  • Relevant HND holders with 2nd Class Lower and better or must have other relevant Diplomas from recognized Universities/Institutions or possess relevant Professional Certificate.

Foreign Students
Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission at the appropriate level.  However, applicants from Francophone and other non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of Proficiency in English. All foreign certificates shall be referred to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence.

B.Sc. (Hons) Business Administration (Accounting and Finance)

Programme Philosophy and Objectives:

The programme offers a four-year BSc Degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance option. It has been designed to provide extensive practical hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge of computer-based business management systems. The programme will equip the graduate with a solid grounding in modern management theory and practice. It also aims to increase self-awareness and confidence, facilitate personal growth and development. It will also improve decision-making skills, develop the analytical and creative skill necessary to manage effectively in a changing ICT global environment and enhance capacity to take on new roles and responsibilities.

 

The program fits into the nation’s manpower needs in that graduates’ skills may be applied in various facets and fields since accountants cut across all fields. The graduates will also be well-prepared to be self-starters, as well as entrepreneurs. The student will be a skilled financial manager and/ accountant with the ability to prepare accounting information for management use. The graduate can operate at managerial levels in organizations and be able to have good human relationships with sub-ordinates and other managers.
The program also fits into the mission objectives of the E.P. University College in that it has been established to offer quality education to the nation in a Christian environment; believing that graduates will be able to apply their knowledge for the holistic socio-economic development of the nation.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Programme, candidates must:

Level 100

  • possess five credit passes at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics in Business/Arts subjects plus two/ three passes at ‘A’ Level excluding General. Candidates with relevant GBCE and ABCE will also be considered.
  • be SSSCE/WASSCE holder with passes in six subjects; three core subjects – English, Mathematics and Social Studies/Integrated Science, plus      three Elective Subjects in Business/General Arts. SSSCE: aggregate 24 or better; grade E not accepted. WASSCE: Aggregate 36 or better; grades D7 and E8 not accepted.
  • be mature candidate aged 25 years and above with at least two years relevant work experience in such areas as Banking and Non-Banking Financial Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Financial Sections of other organizations, and must have passed the E. P. University College Placement Examinations.
  • DBS (4 passes) with credit passes in English and Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE

Level 200

  • Five Passes in Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) Pass in Higher National Diploma (HND), Part 1/ Level 1 of ICA, ACCA, CIMA and CIB.

Level 300

  • Relevant HND holders with 2nd Class Lower and better or must have other relevant Diplomas from recognized Universities/Institutions or possess relevant Professional Certificate eg. Part II/ Level II of ICA, ACCA, CIMA or CIB.

Foreign Students
Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission at the appropriate level.  However, applicants from Francophone and other non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of Proficiency in English. All foreign certificates shall be referred to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence.